Fire Season Starts Early in Washington State

Union Valley, Washington State | A brush fire broke out in Union Valley, Washington on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, the first wildfire for the State starting off the season early.

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Fire Conditions  | Firefighters from Chelan Fire and Rescue responded to their first wildland fire and found where there was no ground cover, fire fuels were said to be already dry – surprising crews.    Good Samaritans attempted to use a fire break made of fallen snow until crews arrived.  This means that even though snow has fallen, ground fuels not impacted are already drying out this first week of March, 2018.

The fire was quickly extinguished by arriving crews.

Size Up | The size of the fire was only an acre but could have spread making it a large incident.  Great part on bystanders and fire crews working together.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #UnionValleyFire  #WAwildfire2018

Photo Credit | Chelan Fire and Rescue

 

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